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Good DAC & Amp for Beyerdynamic T70? 500-600 range

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Hi, I posted this over in the T70 thread, but thought I might get more help making a dedicated one.

Just wondering what people think about Dac/amp combos that'd be good with T70 (250ohm)?

I'm running them straight out of my Edirol soundcard (FA-101) and they do sound great but I'm sure dedicated dac/amp combo would be better, that is a bit more up to date and doesn't have a whole bunch of inputs, pre-amps and stuff bundled in.

 

Budget around $500-600. Don't really want to mess around with Tubes although I've heard they might be good with T70?

 

Options I've thought of so far..

Schiit Bifrost + Asgard

Cambridge Dacmagic+

Cambridge DM100 + Matrix M-stage

Audiolab MDac

Audio-GD NFB 2.1 or NFB-17

Nuforce Icon HDP

 

Most of the dac/amp combo units above, apart from the Nuforce, offer balanced XLR outputs which I can feed to my powered Studio Monitors, which is very handy.

But sound quality is most important thing. I think I can handle using RCA/Coax!

I don't think these T70s need a huge powerful amp - thats the whole point of Tesla - so in-built HP-amps in the Dacmagic+, Mdac etc might be OK. Just doubt they're the best quality?

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Well, I do have T70. To me best way is to take some Violectric or matrix M-Stage. These phonescwork great with rather warm amps. If you have to take one from your list please consider Matrix or Audio Gd.
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And what did you choose finally?

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